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The 2021 wedding season kicked off with Katherine & Tyrone’s Westport wedding at The Inn at Longshore by OnTheMarc. Early May can be a tricky time of year for a wedding, due to the unpredictable weather. But there really isn’t anything more beautiful than early spring trees in full bloom. Kat and Ty’s Westport wedding […]

If you are looking for the perfect spot to do your engagement session in the Hudson Valley, then we need to talk about Vanderbilt Historic Mansion in Hyde Park. It is one of my favorite places to suggest, and always at the top of my list. From the gorgeous bridge you cross on the way […]

Soon after Alina and Gary booked me to photograph their wedding, we started planning their engagement session. Like most of my couples, they asked for location recommendations. Of course I had to include Elizabeth Park in West Hartford. It is one of best spots for an engagement session in Connecticut for any season. A few […]

One of my favorites from last year was Marci & Larry’s Hudson Valley wedding at Rustic Ridge View Farms. Rustic Ridge is family owned horse farm and wedding venue in the Hudson Valley, about 1.5 hours from NYC. They got married in the middle of September. Their venue sits on 150 acres just west of […]

wedding day timeline

Trying to figure out that wedding day timeline? Par La Mer Photography talks about how you should take lighting into consideration and shares a sample timeline.

engagement session in Sherwood Island State Park

Let me start by saying Congratulations on your engagement! I can only assume you’ve stumbled across this little blog post because you are newly engaged and you’re wondering “What do we do next”?! I am going to breakdown an engagement session an answer why I think every couple would benefit from an engagement session of […]

Manhattan Elopement

Sometimes your backyard is a destination elopement location for someone else, as in the of Chelsea and Ben. They traveled from Wales, and in complete style, for their destination Manhattan elopement with twenty of their closest friends and family tagging along with them! How amazing is that?! Their Manhattan elopement was on board one of […]